Restoring Sight

11:30 - 12:15

Restoring Sight
Social and Economic Impacts

11:30 am – 12:15 pm (UAE time) Tuesday July 14th, 2020

The impact of restoring someone’s sight is enormous. 

It changes lives. It creates opportunities. Children can fully experience their childhood, they can go to school, and mothers and fathers can provide for their families. Elderly people can pass on their wisdom and experience and regain their independence. 
The social and economic benefits of eliminating blindness are now known. For every $1 invested in preventing someone from going blind, at least four times the financial benefit goes to the economy. Adults can return to work and children can get an education and fulfil their potential. Sight restoration boosts women’s economic security and financial independence. The broad economic value is enormous - in the league of primary education and major community infrastructure projects. It can help to break the cycle of poverty.

In this webinar The Fred Hollows Foundation will share insights on vision loss, cost and benefits of investing in vision, and gender inequity.

Join us as we sit down with Sally Mousa and Alison Hill to understand the impacts preventable blindness and gain insight into the achievements of the Fred Hollows Foundation programmes in improving gender equity and supporting the broader communities they are invollved with. 


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